Traveling can be tough on the skin, particularly if you fly. Elevated pressure can lead to skin dehydration, and the added stress of traveling isn’t really doing you any favors, either. On top of that, increased restrictions on which products you can even carry with you make things even more challenging.
So how to maintain your healthy glow, and avoid looking frazzled, fatigued and just not very cute?
Know What Your Skin Needs
Learn the ingredients that are crucial for your skin type so that you know which products to pack and which to leave behind. I have found that many people are harming their skin simply by using the wrong ingredients. For example, if you have drier skin, washing with some types of cleansers may strip the fats from your skin, leaving it dull and irritated. Also, if you make the mistake of using certain products on very sensitive skin, it can lead to inflammation and skin discoloration.
While You’re On Your Way…
It’s hard to get off a plane and not feel like you look like less than your best. Here are a few quick fixes to help keep you gorgeous as you reach your destination.
Hydrate Your Skin: Since heavy cream can leave your face looking oily, try a gel-based moisturizer. You can also apply a strip of concealer on the bridge of your nose and across your cheekbones, forehead and chin. Then blend it all together with a little bit of light lotion. Don’t forget to drink water!
Visine = Acne Relief: Unfortunately, traveling can be stressful. Stress can make you break out. If this happens, apply a couple of drops to a cotton swab or hold the tip of the bottle directly on the blemish for a few seconds to relieve redness. Afterwards, blot with a tissue to absorb residual moisture. Then add a light layer of concealer, if you choose to.
Hide Dark Circles With Concealer: To hide dark circles and puffiness, dab a little concealer underneath your eyes. They’ll immediately look brighter and more refreshed.
Control Hair Frizz With Hand Cream: If you don’t have your usual hair products on hand, massage a pea-size drop of hand cream to your palms and lightly run them over your hair. Your hair will immediately look tamer and in control.
Once You Arrive…